Editor’s Selections: Stalkers, Ghostbusters, and Shamanism

Editor's Selections 7 Comments
By Krystal D'Costa

Krystal D'Costa Krystal D’Costa selects interesting and notable ResearchBlogging.org posts in the social sciences, including anthropology, research, and philosophy. She blogs about anthropology, technology, and urban life at Anthropology in Practice.

This week in the social sciences on ResearchBlogging.org:

  • What comes to mind when you hear the word “stalker“? Though men are typically associated with the act, Rita Handrich of The Jury Room discusses traits common to female stalkers.
  • The author of Genealogy of Religion suggests that we make a better attempt to understand Gozer the Gozerian. He uses this infamous Ghostbusters character to support the historical analysis of religions, proposing that we can overcome our hesitation to discuss current religions by thinking critically about those that have come before.
  • Franco Bejarano of Culture Potion explores the childhood classic Hansel and Gretel and finds possible evidence of shamanistic traditions in the depiction and demise of one of the lead characters.

I’ll be back next week with more from the social sciences.

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7 Responses to “Editor’s Selections: Stalkers, Ghostbusters, and Shamanism”

  1. Rita Handrich Says:
    June 6th, 2011 at 12:10 pm

    Thanks for including us!

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  5. john jackson Says:
    April 17th, 2015 at 9:49 am

    if a woman is in her mid 30,s and she lost her virginty to a guy in his mid 50,s that she knew for only a week, then she broke complete contact with him, could she be a stalker, and how long would it go on, is she dangerous

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